Castlerock Golf Club, Castlerock

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Golf Course · Outdoor Activity
Castlerock Golf Club, is a classic links course set amid towering dunes. Situated on the Causeway coast and only a 20 minute drive from both Royal Portrush Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club, Castlerock is a more than worthy neighbour to both of these great Irish links.

Founded in April 1901, the original course comprised nine holes and was laid out on the western part of the present course. Additional land was leased in 1908 and Ben Sayers, the professional from North Berwick in Scotland, was commissioned to design an eighteen hole layout. Though better known as a club maker, Sayers produced a superb layout and insisted that the links of Castlerock would equal those at Troon, North Berwick and Sandwich. Though not officially recorded, it is known that Harry Colt, while spending much time in Ireland with his work at Royal Portrush, was consulted regarding the redesign of the Castlerock links around 1930. Today, Castlerock is rated as one of Ireland’s finest links courses and its status in the game is reflected by the fact that it has hosted many National Championships both Amateur and Professional.
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  • Great golf course, very tight with a few blind shots. Staff very friendly. Birdied the 3rd and when the ball dropped in a train hooted it’s horn as it passed. Probably hooting at something else but...  more »
  • A beautiful setting with narrow fairways, the rough on each side can hide a ball very easily so be prepared to loose a ball or two, but overall a very enjoyable course to play.  more »
  • Best value in Northern Ireland... Beautiful scenery, challenging but not overbearing, great staff, and even gave me a discount on the golf glove in the pro-shop because I'm American. They also let me throw in $20 to play in "the hat" game with the members afternoon game. I recommend this as a better value than Port Stewart.
  • Super friendly staff and a nice view of the sea from the downstairs restaurant - though there's a much better view upstairs in an unused room! We turned up unannounced and they rustled up a very acceptable vegan pasta dish for us.
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